Friday, August 26, 2011

F Yeah Friday (Luckier than davy crockett)

By the time you read this I'll be on the moon in a van with 5 of my closest new internet blogger friends, ready to kick some HTC boo-tay!   I just came from dinner with all the girls, and it was so cool to meet everyone in person who I've been stalking for months!  

Right now, I'm probably getting ready to drive out to Mount Hood for the Hood To Coast Relay!  To prepare, I ate a bunch of watermelon.  I also created a twitter account.  Social media confuses me, but I'll try to "tweet" HTC updates unless a bear attacks us all!  In which case the update would be #bear_attack.  

So...follow me...but even better, let me know what your names are so I can follow you!  

Also, I'm not going to let a silly thing like running a 24 hour relay get in the way of my posting "F Yeah Friday" (a record of all things awesome in the week!).  
So here's what rocked my week:

1)  Dreyers (or Edy's depending on where you live.  I've lived in so many places I don't really know what name is which anymore) Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Sundae Ice cream.  
I would usually reserve thinking an ice cream is awesome for the likes of full fat Haagan Daas (Coffee) or Ben and Jerry's (SnickerDoodle / Peach Cobbler), but no, this bad boy has 110 calories and 4 grams of fat per serving and it's still amazing.  Go out and buy it.  And then write to thank me.  And yes, I do accept thank you gifts.    

2)  Relationships.  This weekend marks my 1 year anniversary with my boyfriend.  He's awesome because he's willing to "celebrate" by driving to the Oregon coast and greeting his sweaty unattractive girlfriend there.  

But here's what else is good:  You know that line in the movie "As Good As It Gets" where Jack Nickelson says to Helen Hunt "You make me want to be a better man."? 
When I first watched that movie when I was younger I didn't understand why that was such a great compliment.  My 16 year old self figured "You're hot.", or "I like your hair." made more sense for compliments.  But now I get it.  
And yes...1 year in, this is how I feel in my relationship.  He makes me want to be a better (wo)man.    
And that's pretty great. 

3)   Winning Stuff!  Are you one of those people that never wins anything in contests?  
....I am NOT one of those people.  I am luckier than a leprechaun!   
Off the top of my head, I've won a sled, a hunting rifle, a refrigerator, and ipad2.  
Apparently I won one of those "guess the number of gumballs" contests at the conference I attended last week.  

The kicker?  An hour after I got that email about winning the ipad2, I went to go get gas.  Sitting there at the pump on the ground was a $20 dollar bill.   Amazing!  

Weekly Workout Recap
Saturday:  3x1 mile at 6:11 pace, 1:45 rest between each.  2 mile warmup / cool down.  4 mile run later in the day.  
Sunday 30 mile bike ride
Monday 5 mile easy run
Tuesday  2 miles in warm up / cool down, 3.1 miles of...2 miles at 7 minute / mile pace, .4 miles at 5:52 pace, .7 miles around 6:35 pace.  
Wednesday: 16 mile bike ride
Thursday:  4 miles easy
Friday (pending!):  6 miles...hopefully run hard
Total Mileage:  29 running miles, 46 biking miles. 

Soooo....what was awesome about your week?  

See ya after the relay!!!


  1. You're a lucky chic!! WOO HOO!! :) and..."Happy 1 year anniversary!"

    Have FUN and GOOD LUCK!!

  2. Good luck this weekend and happy anniversary! I know what you mean about the movie line, I didn't get it for a long time either but I do now!

  3. iPad2? I want one of those!!!!!!

    Uhm you're going to kick the trash out of this relay, can't wait to hear all about your victory.

  4. So glad someone on my team is fast and in shape! Cuz it ain't me ;-)

    Happy anniversary, bunny :)

  5. Happy Anniversary! I love that quote! That is my fav line from that movie! You make me want to be a better friend :). Have fun this weekend!

  6. Lucky lady! Ok, I can't wait to hear about your amazing HTC experience. GOOD LUCK!!!

  7. I think I am going to go out & but this ice cream & thank you :)

    Have so much fun & happy anniversary!

  8. I hate how lucky you are and I REALLY hate how fast you are! No, serioulsy, it's not hate, just envy! Good luck on the relay! I'll be following you on Twitter! Yippee!

  9. How lucky! You must have had some good karma coming around to get that :) Good luck with HTC, rock it girl!!

  10. Glad you've been lucky and congrats on the anniversary! He must be awesome if he's dating you.

    I hope you rocked your relay. I rocked mine :^). And now I will go find you on Twitter.

  11. AAh you're back! I can't wait to hear about your race this weekend....

  12. Hope HTC went well!! Can't wait to read all about it!!